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L'esquive (2003)

Krimo a 15 years old shy boy falls in love for Lídia who is his classmate.To be able to assume his love for her he decides to take a part in the play that was to be one of his friends.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Osman Elkharraz ... Krimo
... Lydia
... Frida
Nanou Benhamou ... Nanou
Hafet Ben-Ahmed ... Fathi
Aurélie Ganito ... Magalie
Carole Franck ... French Professor
Hajar Hamlili ... Zina
Rachid Hami ... Rachid
Meriem Serbah ... Krimo's Mother (as Meryem Serbah)
Hanane Mazouz ... Hanane
Sylvain Phan ... Slam
... Policier
Rosalie Symon ... Policier
Patrick Kodjo Topou ... Policier
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In the slums of Paris, a group of students - primarily North African and Southeast Asian immigrants - are staging a class production of the Marivaux play "Le Jeu de l'Amour et du Hasard," about the inevitability of class distinctions. Lead actress Lydia (Sara Forestier) takes to the material, encouraging and bullying the other students to take the production seriously. Meanwhile, her friend Krimo (Osman Elkharraz) plays her love interest on stage and harbors real affection as well.

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7 January 2004 (France)  »

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A Esquiva  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,211, 4 September 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,620, 11 September 2005
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An excellent picture of a certain France
30 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

I really did like this film! - those viewers, French or otherwise, who have seen, and been able to follow the sound track of La Haine, will be quite at home in this environment, will know what to expect, and will be sensitive to the message the film conveys. True, it may lack the sort of 'excitement'that some film-goers may seek, but one has to take it for what it is: a hard-hitting social document which will resonate with many who are familiar with the inner-city tensions found in many French towns in recent years. The gambit of choosing amateur actors worked very well,in my opinion, a point which other viewers seem to echo.


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